Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth audiobook

Cheaper By the Dozen

By Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Read by Dana Ivey

Listening Library (Audio) 9780871292285
6.06 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank, Jr., in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

No growing pains have ever been more hilarious than those suffered loudly by the riotous Gilbreth clan. First, there are a dozen red-haired, freckle-faced kids to contend with. Then there's Dad, a famous efficiency expert who believes a family can be run just like a factory. And there's Mother, his partner in everything except discipline. How they all survive such escapades as forgetting Frank, Jr., in a roadside restaurant or going on a first date with Dad in the backseat or having their tonsils removed en masse will keep you in stitches. You can be sure they're not only cheaper, they're funnier by the dozen.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Always entertaining, occasionally hilarious, occasionally touching....Sound Americana.” Saturday Review of Literature
“Gay and lighthearted…one of the most amusing books of the season.” Chicago Sun
“Instructive, funny, and very readable.” School Library Journal
“Full credit goes to the absence of cute, or coy, or dripping nostalgia, to the thoroughly human kids, to the logical, if not always lucky, ideas Dad develops in bringing up his brood…Relatives managed to cope with the results of Dad’s theories, the children managed to cope with Dad’s attitudes towards sheiks, jazz, tin lizzies, bobbed hair, etc., while Mother managed to bring Dad to a full stop—when necessary. And the reason for Dad’s hard work with his family gives a touching end to the story. There’s fun and sentiment here, appreciation and appraisal, and a good time to be had by all.” Kirkus Reviews
“The adventures of the Gilbreth family continue to be classic and enduring stories of family life at the turn of the twentieth century. Dana Ivey reads all narration and dialogue at a brisk, steady clip keeping the story line moving. ..Listeners will enjoy this entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable reading.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

Author Bio: Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Author Bio: Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 6.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English